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Wednesday, 5 July 2017

suspension: Word of the day for July 5, 2017

suspension , n :
The act of suspending, or the state of being suspended. A temporary or conditional delay, interruption or discontinuation. The state of a solid or substance produced when its particles are mixed with, but not dissolved in, a fluid, and are capable of separation by straining. The act of keeping a person who is listening in doubt and expectation of what is to follow. (education) The process of barring a student from school grounds as a form of punishment. (music) The act of or discord produced by prolonging one or more tones of a chord into the chord which follows, thus producing a momentary discord, suspending the concord which the ear expects. […] (vehicles) The system of springs and shock absorbers connected to the wheels in an automobile or car, which allows the vehicle to move smoothly with reduced shock to its occupants.

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